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Editor’s List: Authority Magazine’s Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life (Part Ten)

Many successful people reinvented themselves in a later period in their life. Jeff Bezos worked in Wall Street before he reinvented himself and started Amazon. Sara Blakely sold office supplies before she started Spanx. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a WWE wrestler before he became a successful actor and filmmaker. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from a bodybuilder, to an actor to a Governor. McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc was a milkshake-device salesman before starting the McDonalds franchise in his 50’s. How does one reinvent themselves? What hurdles have to be overcome to take life in a new direction? How do you overcome those challenges? How do you ignore the naysayers? How do you push through the paralyzing fear?

Authority Magazine started a series called “Second Chapters: How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life”. We interviewed and featured successful people who reinvented themselves in a second chapter in life, to share their story and help empower others.

Some of the leaders we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips. Please enjoy these videos and interviews below.

Rachel Lankester, Magnificent Midlife Movement

Rachel Lankester is the founder of the Magnificent Midlife Movement, set up to celebrate and empower women over 40 and challenge ageist, sexist narratives about midlife, menopause and ageing. After a shocking early menopause at 41, she scratched her own itch, started talking openly about this still taboo subject, and created what she wasn’t able to find to help herself. The Magnificent Midlife world includes a personal mentoring program, educational resources, an inspiring podcast and an online members club, to help women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, refresh, re-energize and create a magnificent next chapter.

The complete interview can be read here:

Michelle Russell, The Kula Connection, LLC

Michelle Russell is the founder and CEO of the Kula Connection, LLC a plant-based wellness company. The former professor turned plant-based chef and cookbook author reinvented herself in the 10 years between 40 and 50 by entirely transforming her health. Michelle lost more than 80 pounds, rid herself of the need for 12 prescription medications and cured her depression while becoming an expert at using plants to heal.

The complete interview can be read here:


At 24 JOY moved from New Zealand to Australia to advance her business. She was extremely successful, living the dream, defying the Old Boy’s Network, reveling in taking on Corporate Australia.

Four months later she was hit by a drunk driver. The doctor said she’d be dead or brain dead by 30 due to brain injuries.

At 30 she had co-created Australia’s first 3rd party end user software support organization and had become the 1st Individual to receive an IT&T Award for Excellence in Industry Development.

The complete interview can be read here:

Melissa Snow, Certified Love and Life Coach

After her own lack of self-worth landed her in jail, Melissa Snow had a choice to make. Would she let this break her or would she use to propel her forward into a life that was better she had ever imagined? After working with her own Life Coach, Melissa realized that life didn’t have to be so hard. When she finally learned to love herself, everything fell into place and she knew she wanted to help other women do the same. Melissa Snow is now a Certified Love and Life Coach and the author of the book “Ten Secrets to Having the Love You Want.” She is also an international speaker and the host of the Quest for Love podcast. Melissa specializes in helping smart, successful women improve their relationships, starting with the one they have with themselves.

The complete interview can be read here:

Nikeya Young

As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nikeya Young. Author/Certified Master Life Coach/Speaker/Entertainer and proud “Slay-at Home” mother of 3, Nikeya Young is on a mission to live as VICTORIOUSLY as possible, and inspire as many other people as she can to do the same! Over the years she has reinvented herself on multiple occasions and impacted many lives by simply having the audacity to fully be herself, step out on faith, and then reaching back to help others after achieving her goals! Read on to learn more about Nikeya Young.

The complete interview can be read here:




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